Our mission

To serve our patients and communities through excellence in clinical care, education, research, and leadership in Family Medicine.

Our vision

To be a supportive and collaborative organization that transforms primary care and inspires future leaders by demonstrating the best in Family Medicine.

Who we are

Whether it's healthcare, education or research, OHSU Family Medicine is committed to excellence. The department is one of best academic programs in the nation, and the School of Medicine is among America's top medical schools for primary care education. These honors come as the result of work by 120 + faculty members and nearly 300 volunteer faculty physicians across the state.

Patient care

Faculty and residents provide care in six locations in the Portland metro area, Scappoose, and Klamath Falls. Each clinic is a certified Patient-Primary Care Medical Home, using a cooperative, team-focused approach to caring for patients' needs.

Physicians today, health care leaders tomorrow

OHSU Family Medicine's four-year University-Based Residency focuses on preparing residents to be well-rounded, reflective, life-long learners. The curriculum allows residents to develop necessary skills to be effective physician leaders in the 21st Century. Residents complete their fourth year with a capstone project, a culmination of their interests and the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge around an area of concentration. Resident Training Residents receive training in population health; interdisciplinary team-based care; transitions of care; patient education; information management; improvement science; Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home model; Areas of Concentration with a focus on global health, women & children's health, academic & research, rural practice or comprehensive family medicine; public policy – understanding and advocating. Residents provide care in one of five clinical settings, including Kaiser Permanente Beaverton.

Student education

During the required Family Medicine Clinical Experience students work in clinics in the metro area. In addition, students may choose to do additional FM electives/sub-internships. The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) offers activities throughout all four years for students interested in learning more about our specialty. The OHSU FMIG has received the National Program of Excellence Award for several years for its leadership and outreach.

Research and innovation

Research topics cover the full spectrum of primary care, including medical education; healthcare policy; innovation and transformation; disease and chronic illness; evaluation science; and research methods. Our team is on the forefront of research, and has received millions of dollars in grants to evaluate the current state of family medicine and to determine its future, locally and nationally.